They were getting ready to sing a Shania Twain hit while decked out in the most covetable clothes for Spring 2019.
'Hi-fi shops played it as an example of state-of-the-art music. I didn't tell them I made it with Sellotape in my kitchen' Jean-Michel Jarre, musician, composer I played in rock bands as a teenager and would use a tape machine my grandfather gave me to get processed sounds out of my guitar. During the French student uprisings of 1968, this felt like a way of being rebellious. I loved it when people said: “What is this crap?” But by the mid-70s, I wanted to bridge the gap between experimental music and pop. I had done production work for some rock artists, earning enough to set up a studio in my kitchen. I didn't have much equipment, though, just a few guitar pedals and my first synthesiser, an
Houston native and ZZ Top founder Billy F. Gibbons knows all about the storm and stress that comes with being on the road. The guitar slinger and Texas treasure, who recently released his second solo album, “The Big Bad Blues,” talked about some of the songs that help him get along when he's stuck in traffic. Naturally, he mentioned a few of his own band's tunes. Most ZZ Top songs seem to be built for cruising Texas highways. Listening to the band's songs without driving seems wrong somehow. “ZZ Top's own 'Heaven Hell or Houston' paints a picture of (my) beloved hometown but, wouldn't you know it, the satanic aspect is the traffic situation,” Gibbons said. “Bedevils us all!” “Then there's 'Waitin'
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — It won't be all night, but former members of Kiss might get the chance to rock 'n' roll with the band one last time. Kiss frontman Paul Stanley says the band's (second) farewell tour could include former members performing onstage. In an interview in Atlantic City where he was promoting his artwork, Stanley told The Associated Press the band's "End of the Road" world tour starting next year could include appearances by former members. He did not single out anyone by name, but living ex-members are guitarists Ace Frehley, Vinnie Vincent and Bruce Kulick, and drummer Peter Criss. Since the tour was announced last month, Kiss fans have been clamoring for a farewell that includes
MØ added to the buzz surrounding her much anticipated album Forever Neverland with the release of her new track “Blur” on Monday (Oct. 15). “Blur” features a catchy chorus of MØ's distorted vocals, followed by a rhythmic beat drop, the backbone of exactly the kind of electro-pop dance hit MØ is known for. In the song, MØ sings of a life where she has taken the backseat, fighting to regain control and break out of her trapped routine. “Let me out, I'm trapped in a blur,” she sings. “Started out the way I wanted but it's weird now.” For MØ, writing “Blur” was a way to find solace after months of traveling between continents while on tour. “'Blur' is about feeling lost, and on a personal level I
Music industry pundit Bob Lefsetz and outspoken veteran music industry executive Jason Flom have joined forces for a live show set to hit the road for a limited run of dates next month. Lefsetz, who is known across the music industry for his regularly published “Lefsetz Letter,” which is always packed with colourful and often illuminating music biz commentary, as well as his new weekly talk show on SiruisXM and podcast “The Lefsetz Podcast,” has described the show as a an opportunity to “get up close and personal with personalities who refuse to hold back and will speak the truth about not only the music business, but politics and law.” Flom, who is the Founder and CEO of Lava Records, Lava Music
CLICK HERE if you are having trouble viewing these photos on a mobile device. Not So Silent Night is finally heading back to San Jose. And it's doing so with a huge lineup. Radio station 105.3-FM (Alt 105.3, formerly known as Live 105) has announced the bill for its 2018 Not So Silent Night holiday concert, set for Dec. 8 at the SAP Center in San Jose. Topping the list is Florence and the Machine, one of the biggest rock acts in the world. The platinum-selling band was last seen in the Bay Area in August, when it headlined the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. The lineup also features Death Cab for Cutie, Bastille, Young the Giant, Chvrches, the Struts
Mayor Eric Garcetti took to the piano to perform with Moby as part of the pop star's evening with L.A. Phil music director Gustavo Dudamel and the orchestra. Other evenings were devoted to the folk-rock of Andrew Bird and jazz luminary Herbie Hancock with Dudamel, as part of the conductor's L.A. Fest. Disney's BP Hall was turned into a beer garden for the introduction of an L.A. Phil 100 beer brewed in collaboration with Los Angeles Ale Works in a collectible can featuring an image of Disney Hall at sunset.
"It just felt weird walking around like a 45-year-old Hot Topic kid. I just felt it was time.”